I’ve been at my desk for almost two hours now here at The Automotive Company™ and I still haven’t been able to open up Outlook as of yet. The company’s support website says that my email server is running in a “degraded” status due to the virus activity. Talk about your understatements. The amusing thing is that this virus barely affected me at home with a grand total of perhaps 5 emails arriving that had the infection, all of which were nabbed easily by my virus scanner. The ponderous rate at which this company puts out patches and DAT file updates is simply stunning at times.
Meanwhile I’m left with little to do seeing as the majority of my job since being drafted into a “planner role” involves the reading and sending of emails to other people. I have a few meetings to attend this afternoon, which is the other half of my function these days, but the lack of email access is going to be a pain until they get this cleaned up. It’s also amusing how quickly folks in my building who know I was a PC Technician before will come running to beg on bended knee that I pretend that I was never ganked into my new role so that I can help them remove the virus the infected their PC with in a moment of insanity. If nothing else, it’s nice to be appreciated.